#MeToo: Jacqueline Fernandez extends her support says, sexual predators are present everywhere

Mumbai, Oct 24: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has supported #MeToo movement by saying that gender dialogue is long overdue not just in a film industry but in the society as well. She also feels that sexual predators are present everywhere.Jacqueline was interacting with media after walking the ramp for brand "Jade" on its 10th anniversary along with Kanika Kapoor on Tuesday, here.Reacting on #MeToo campaign that has gathered momentum in India especially in Bollywood, Jacqueline said, "It's very important to remember that the gender dialogue is a conversation that's a long overdue and let's not limit it to our film industry. It's a dialogue which has been long overdue in our society as well. Unfortunately, the sad truth is sexual predators are all around us."

"They are sometimes in our own household so, we should not deviate from the actual issue which is not entirely about sex but it's about the power struggle. We really have to stick to the issue and be serious about it if we want solutions and if we want to have a safe workplace for everyone and for society."

The #MeToo movement has gained momentum in India after Tanushree Dutta accused veteran actor Nana Patekar of harassment.Following her revelation, accusations are being levelled against some powerful personalities in politics, media and the entertainment industry including Sajid Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Kailash Kher, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl, MJ Akbar, Anirban Blah, Ashish Patil, painter Jatin Das, writer Varun Grover, casting director Vicky Sidana, Mukesh Chhabra and among others.IANS